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KyleSS

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Sheep Hunting
« on: March 02, 2013, 08:09:07 AM »
So I found this web site while I was looking for early season sheep information for WMU 410 so I can try and kill a ram before any sheep changes come in. Let me start with this: I know good sheep hunters find good spots by putting in long hours and hard days and I'm not looking for an easy way out, all I'm looking for is your experiences so I might have a glimmer of hope. I am not asking for your spots nor do I want them, I want to do this on my own.

With that said, if you have hunted WMU 410 early season sheep and have gotten shots or have killed a ram let me know so I at least know there is a hope of killing a ram in the early season and I'm not looking for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

If you're so willing to let me know if you found the sheep in the trees or higher up that would be great so I can at least focus my efforts on the right part of the mountain but as stated before I do not want your honey holes. I want to hike my butt off to find my own sheep so at the end of the day I can say I earned this ram and I did it on my own.

Really look forward to hearing your stories.
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Tuc

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 08:28:52 AM »
Kyle, I don't know much about 410 but have spent alot of time quadding in 412. Often seen sheep along the creek as you enter the mountains. This creek runs into Waiperous river but can't remember the name of it. If your interested I can research it further and seen you a google map.

KyleSS

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 08:32:12 AM »
I do appreciate the offer but the reason that I am concentrating on 410 is because i am an archery only hunter, and I don't think that competing with gun hunters will yield me any stunning results

Thanks again though, I truly do appreciate your offer.
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Lurch

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 12:10:48 PM »
Kyle - welcome to the forum.

Please don't take this comment in a negative light.

Sheep hunters are the biggest liars on the face of the earth. They need to be that way in order to preserve their sweat equity.

My guess is if you are willing to burn the boot leather like you suggest, it is the only reliable data you will find.

I never realized just how true this was until you get a group of sheep hunters together. Generalities abound. And outright lies are the main staple. Learning to read the lying sheephunter (that is funny on two levels) is an art form unto itself. I know a couple of guys who are almost at the JEDI level.

As for me - I have actually convinced a few more experienced guys to let me tag along (it helps if you pretend to have trouble tying your shoes).

Good luck in your quest - oh yeah and the best Rams in that area can usually be spotted at Frenchman's creek....

KyleSS

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 12:21:55 PM »
Oh ya I get what you're saying. I'm just looking for a success story or two so I can say to myself "this isn't a waste of time, there is rams in here, other people have done it"

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Guido

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 12:24:02 PM »




Good luck in your quest - oh yeah and the best Rams in that area can usually be spotted at Frenchman's creek....

Doh.... please edit this part of your post.

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 07:04:51 AM »

As for me - I have actually convinced a few more experienced guys to let me tag along (it helps if you pretend to have trouble tying your shoes).


That's funny stuff there Gary!! As for finding Sheep they are where they are.

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 07:55:54 AM »
Keep asking around. You will find someone that will give you some pointers on the area you wish to hunt. Most sheep hunters won't give any info as they are scared that they will have more competition. They all gave gotten pointers and advice over the years but in the sheep hunting community there is very little pay it forward!
If possible find some one that used to hunt there but has since quit as lots of times they are more willing to share.


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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 07:56:12 AM »
The hills have eyes.

  My cousin got a sheep last year and had a run in with a fella on the side of a moutian.  One quick text message comfermed fella was a known Asshole.

KyleSS

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 08:48:29 AM »
I cant wait till its starts to warm up and I can start doing some hikes up there. I am even planning some weekend camping/scouting trips up there this summer
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KyleSS

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 10:55:05 AM »
I have a P3 for that zone for the late draw, and I am just looking for a legal ram with my bow that is all. I dont know the mountain zones very well I just figured that wmu 410 would give me the best chance since its all archery
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KyleSS

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Re: Sheep Hunting
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 11:45:44 AM »
that'd be great, let me know when you're going, and where to meet ya and I'll show up with my boots on and a smile haha
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